Story number 3 for 10 Oct 2000

By October 10, 2000

Missionaries are a bit pessimistic when it comes to the reunification of Korea. On the 55th anniversary of the founding of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, South Korean delegates are there to help ease tensions and promote reunification. President of Far East Broadcasting Company Jim Bowman, says reunification won’t be easy. “There are three scenarios. One is of course that there will be peaceful reunification. I think that’s going to take a long, long time. The other two scenarios is that the economy will collapse in the north and then the south will simply take it in as West Germany had to take in East Germany. But, the third possibility is a military confrontation.” FEBC is broadcasting to the closed north. Bowman says there’s little response. “To this date we’ve never received a letter and that demonstrates just how closed and how repressive that regime is. There is a growing church of believers throughout Korea. The repression of those young Christians is very, very severe even way more than we’ve heard from China.”

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